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18 August 2004 @ 06:31 pm
stoopid arts and crafts!  
There once was a tradition of giving favors to children who attended 'Join Robin's Band." Last year, and indeed, I believe, the year before, we gave up on that notion. It was a question (for me, at least) of time and of money.

Well, this year I was determined to resurrect that tradition. The favor in question is quite simple: a wooden bead with 'R-H' written on it in green marker, which is then knotted onto a length of green ribbon. Easy, yes?

One would think. Only the stores I bought the beads at have not restocked. I've hit half a dozen craft stores to no avail. At last I found a place online and ordered a goodly amount of them. Now I just have to pick up more ribbon (I think another 20-25 spools will finish off what I have) and beg, plead and bake cookies that I might enlist help in the making of the favors. bunnymcfoo helped me with a batch. I do have some volunteers among the Faire cast, which is lovely. I've spent my afternoon inscribing the beads and cutting ribbons, then packaging them up groups of 100 in ziploc bags. That way, my beloved volunteers need only worry about the knotting process.

It is a bit of a pain, yes, and I know I'm whinging. But when I get the return-kids who are wearing their RH favors from years past, it makes it entirely worth it.

And I'll say it again: I'm really frelling lucky I get to play this role.
 
 
I feel: determineddetermined
 
 
 
rrrragganald on August 18th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
i'll help if i can :OD
CAPTAIN FERNANDO"THE ROVER"BLACKwyrdcousin on August 18th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
IT'S APPRICIATED
MEGAN STILL HAS THE FAVOR FROM 7 YEARS AGO A LITTLE SILVER/PLASTIC FEATHER ON A GREEN RIBBON KEEPS IT IN HER JEWLREY BOX AFRAID TO LOOSE IT
YOU GIVE THESE CHILDREN MOMENTS THAT THEY HOLD FAR INTO THEIR YEARS
YOUR ENERGIES ARE TRULY APPRICIATED AND NOTICED
THANKS
FRED
Kelladyjoust on August 18th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re: IT'S APPRICIATED
Thank you, Fred!!!!
Miranda: Cautionmirmie on August 18th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
How many do you need?
Kelladyjoust on August 18th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm really not certain. I've started counting how many I have, and I'll figure that against how many we give away next weekend.

Truly, I haven't a clue as to how many we may go through. Thus my mild panic.
Miranda: Mirmiemirmie on August 18th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
*huggles* I'm sure it will be fine and you will make many a little kid happy.

I don't suppose there's anything I can do to help being hundreds of miles away, but if there is let me know!
Kelladyjoust on August 18th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
That is lovely of you!!! Still, I've actors willing to help and the Faire is, after all, no little bit magical. In the words of Shan, 'All may yet be very well.'
rrrragganald on August 18th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
oopsie :OP sounds like this is a faire people kind of thing *wanders away embarrassed*
Kathytoosha on August 19th, 2004 04:13 am (UTC)
If you want to drop some stuff off at Lundegaard I know I have the time to put stuff together.
Kendallmilfsrus on August 19th, 2004 05:33 am (UTC)
If you need more beads and stuff, I can hit the wholesale district. And I can do some from home. It's also a good stringing exercise for the boys.
Goddessavhi on August 19th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
Hidey Hi!

I'd be happy to help if you want to drop some off at Lady Gaea's booth! Or at Lundegaard's and I'll take some from her Toosh-ness. I live 25 minutes away so if you want, I can take a bunch home with me and do it during the week. It gives me something to do while I ride the bus back home. :)

Avhi
ptimonyptimony on August 19th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
You guys are too cool. I wish I knew about Live Journal back when I was making props.

Peter